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People Use Same Brain Regions to Read

According Chinese and French researchers people harness the same brain centers for reading across cultures. The results provide further insights about ways to improve reading instruction.

The findings were published this month the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Rather than focusing on ear and eye in reading, the authors rightly point out that hand and eye are critical players,” says Uta Frith, a cognitive neuroscientist at University College London. “This could lead into novel directions ? for instance, it might provide answers why many people with dyslexia also have very poor handwriting and not just poor spelling.”

Read more at Scientific American